John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, Baron Russell of Thornhaugh, Baron Russell, Earl of Bedford, Marquess of Tavistock, Baron Howland of Streatham, Surrey, Duke of Bedford, First Lord of the Admiralty, was born 30 September 1710 to Wriothesley Russell, 2nd Duke of Bedford (1680-1711) and Elizabeth Howland (1682-1724) and died 15 January 1771 in Woburn of unspecified causes. He married Diana Spencer (1710-1735) 11 October 1731 . He married Gertrude Leveson-Gower (1715-1794) 2 April 1737 . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, England, Spain, Portugal, Israel, the Netherlands, Ireland, Hungary, Belarus, Italy, Turkey.


Offspring of John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford and Diana Spencer (1710-1735)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Russell (1732-1732)

Offspring of John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford and Gertrude Leveson-Gower (1715-1794)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock (1739-1767) 27 September 1739 22 March 1767 London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Elizabeth Keppel (1739-1768)

Caroline Russell (1743-1811) January 1743 26 November 1811 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739-1817)

Common ancestors of John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford (1710-1771) and Diana Spencer (1710-1735)

  1. Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford (1593-1641)
  2. Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (1573-1624)
  3. William Russell (1558-1613)

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970)

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